Ok so I'm new here and just trying to get some information on a bass im extremly seriously considering buying (already started saving, and could have enough by the end of the month ) Originaly I was going to be some cheap acoustic, just to mess around with, but then it was going to be a slightly more expensive acoustic. Now at the moment I'm playing on a cheap yamaha I picked up because I was just starting bass, and If im gonna put some money into this I might as well get something I can use for stage playing as well. The AGB140 was what I picked. Its got the les paul body shape which I love, the colour is awsome, and it makes me very happy. Now my predicament: its going to be very hard to get in Australia, so I'm making an effort to get advie here while on my search for a store that has or will import one for me (not a fan of buying online). So my 2 biggest questions are: 1. Exactly what kind of noise level can I expect from the acoustic side of this? It is mainly just for show or could I actually play with this and get something significantly better then playing my eletric unplugged? 2. It only has 1 pick up, which has made a few of my musical freinds cringe in terror. What can I expect from this lone pickup when plugged in, quality wise is it up to scratch and will it effect the max volume levels? 3. any extra advice about this or semi-acoustic basses in general? Sorry for the long-ish post, just prefer to give some detail about my questions.